Private Hubert William Selby

Private Hubert William Selby was first listed as serving in the February 1915 edition of the parish magazine. In December of the same year, the magazine recorded that:

H W Selby was killed in action on the 13th October, while serving with the 8th Battalion of the East Surrey Regiment. He was only married a short while before the war broke out, and was employed in Oxshott as a gardener. He was popular with all. We mourn his loss and shall remember him as a good man. Our deepest sympathy goes out to his sorrowing widow. RIP.

In addition, it was reported that ‘Mrs Selby desires to return thanks for all the kind letters of sympathy which have been a source of great comfort to her’.

Sources:

St Andrew’s, Oxshott, Parish Magazines, December 1915, SHC Ref. 8909/8/1/4.

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